The Temple-Goers is a fine novel. Most of its characters come across as real. The plot is news by other means. The staple sex scene is comic in its tragic details . And the novel seriously tries to make sense of the India that the author, Aatish Taseer, thinks he is intimate with.
Quirks are at the quick of the novel. For instance , the narrator, in a sustained fit of narcissistic self-validation, christens himself Aatish. Oh-Oh. And, much later in the story, he has another character — a poet, naturally — endorse the first person device. Who else would take you over the uncharted seas but I?
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